Do You Give Good Blog?

There are a lot of ways to change the world. Because, face it: bringing about any of kind of change is best effected incrementally. You don't just set off one morning to run a marathon; you put on running shoes, you do some stretching, you run around the block, you come home and then you keep repeating, running longer and faster with every new attempt. Likewise with changing the world: it's the little incremental steps that do the trick. If we set out to just all of a sudden force a transformation, we wouldn't be very successful. Also, we'd probably get really bad cramps. ...more

 Kathi, that is beautiful, awesome and it shows me the power of people when they direct with ...more

John Walsh & Others Speak Out In Support of the Advancing America's Priorities Act

This afternoon I participated in a press conference call hosted by Americans United for Change, featuring a group of people all supporting bills within the Advancing America's Priorities Act. Speakers included: ...more

BlogHers Act and BlogHer's matching funds: The best I ever felt about spending so much

I just spent $2,200 in the blink of an eye...easiest money I ever spent. Check out our BlogHers Act/Global Giving fundraising widget: ...more

I admit I did a doubletake, but loved seeing that number jump up yesterday. Thank you, ...more

Honor a Woman You Love with BlogHers Act

What does it take to make a difference in another woman's life? Especially if that woman is someone you've never met with problems you can't begin to imagine? In years past you would need to sift through a hundred organizations, pick one with a decent reputation, find your checkbook and send your dollars via the U.S. postal service. Six weeks later you would receive a three page typed letter in the regular mail telling you how you made a difference. With the bar set that high, too few people gave and too many women continued to suffer. ...more

Study Suggests New Moms' Mental & Physical Health Be Monitored Past 6 Weeks, But Who Will Do It?

A new study in the November/December 2007 issue of the Annals of Family Medicine takes a much-needed look at the postpartum health of working mothers.  The study looked at moms who return to the workplace 11 weeks after childbirth and found that they continue to need evaluation of their fatigue levels and mental and physical symptoms beyond the normal 6-week postpartum checkup. ...more

The BlogHers Act Mini-Site: our landing page for saving women's lives

Here is something wonderful to be thankful for -- the new BlogHers Act landing page is live! ...more

How Hospitals Can Take An Active Role With Postpartum Depression

When I think about the shoddy way that new moms are treated in the United States, it is no wonder that so many women end up postpartum depression.  We get so little support and so little time to recover and figure out what the heck we're supposed to be doing in this new role with this new little, breakable person who came without a background file. ...more

There's more to it than just the postpartum period. Birth has become so mechanized, ...more

Maternal mortality ratio falling too slowly to meet goal

One of the more depressing pieces of news to come out of the Women Deliver Conference in London last month (if you haven't already, be sure to watch these videos from the conference) came from the WHO: maternal death rates, according to the Millennium Goal # 5 are falling much more slowly than anticipated and at this rate will not meet the ...more

You Can Still Participate in Blog Day for the MOTHERS Act

I am so overwhelmed with yesterday's participation in Blog Day for the MOTHERS Act.  There is quite an amazing list of bloggers who took the time to write about the MOTHERS Act and postpartum depression and encourage their readers to call their Senators and urge them to support the bill (see the list here).  Some women shared their experiences with PPD for the very first time yesterday.  I am so humbled by their bravery, and the willingness of so many people to speak out.  Not to mention all the people offline who sent emails to everyone they knew asking them to make calls! ...more

Update on Blog Day for the MOTHERS Act Day! Lets Keep Blogging!

We're doing great so far, but I hope more of you will take the time to join us. I've heard from women who say today is the first day they've ever spoken up about this issue. What an amazing day! Here's the list of participants I have so far. Please join this list of fabulous women (and a few men): ...more

Roc Rebel Granny -- ...more